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Ultimate alligator scalping forex strategy

Utilizing profit target equal to loss limit has some advantages. When everything goes good, strategy will use slight market edge (coming from trend and signal) and utilize it over a long period of time. Once the market conditions become unfavorable, trading will resemble coin toss producing just the commission loss for the trader.

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This forex strategy uses stop loss that equal profit target. Break even function is implemented to avoid situations when good winning trade turns to loser just before hitting TP.

To get that so much needed edge combination of two alligator indicators is used. Both are working with different calculation periods. This helps to identify main and current trend, but also avoid some of the market correction.

We will enter the trade based on CCI high/low price signal. At all times, we wait for CCI signal completion, and enter on candle close.

Strategy was tested on high quality tick data since 2003. 1H chart of EURUS was used in or test. Expert advisor is available at the bottom of this article. System was tested on 1H chart fore more accurate results. However, it can be employed on lower timeframes, with modified setting to work as an aggressive and effective scalper.

Used tools and indicators

Alligator indicator

Commodity channel index (CCI 21) CCI is used to determine entry signal. We will be looking for indicator to enter overbought/oversold zone. Once it returns back into neutral zone, trade is entered in respective direction.

Profit and loss target point (1000 points). Strategy uses same values for both target and loss limit.

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Break even (after 400 points). To protect the profitable trade stop loss is moved to break even once the position reaches partial, defined profit

MAX open trades (30): Strategy allows holding more than one trade per direction at the same moment. We have used aggressive setting in test allowing up to 30 trades per direction.

Forex strategy rules


All alligator lines (in both) aligned according to downtrend (from slowest at the top to fastest at the bottom).

We will be looking for short CCI signal.

CCI rising above 100 value. Once it closes back below it, we enter the trade short on candle close.

Profit and loss target points: 1000 (100 pips).

Break even after: 40 pips


All alligator lines (in both) aligned according to uptrend (from slowest at the bottom to fastest at the top).

We will be looking for long CCI signal.

CCI falling below - 100 value. Once it closes back above it, we enter the trade long on candle close.

Profit and loss target points: 1000 (100 pips).

Break even after: 40 pips


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